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1Relating to the spine:‘spinal injuries’
- ‘He had no spinal injury, and the results from magnetic resonance imaging were normal.’
- ‘This topic also encompasses tumors that involve the spinal cord and spinal nerves.’
- ‘Sledging accidents in Britain cause a multitude of injuries, including spinal trauma.’
- ‘I met Dave in 1992, when we were both inpatients at a spinal injuries unit.’
- ‘The immediate care and appropriate assessment of patients with spinal injury is a skill that is expected of all doctors.’
- ‘The posterior inferior cerebellar artery may provide the posterior spinal artery.’
- ‘In the next part, the abundant spinal veins in the subarachnoid space are also retained.’
- ‘They are attached to the cranial or spinal meninges and usually present as a single mass.’
- ‘I had been at a spinal injuries unit for rehabilitation for almost a year, and was being allowed home for weekend leave.’
- ‘The dorsal root ganglia associated with any one of the lumbar or upper sacral spinal nerves may be doubled.’
- ‘We agree with Coats and Davies that we still do not know if this is a beneficial procedure even in patients with known or high suspicion of spinal injury.’
- ‘No spinal injury or related neurological deficit was ever detected in this patient, either before or after death.’
- ‘I tore my dura, which is the wrap around my spine which holds in spinal fluid.’
- ‘This arrangement has consequences for the effects of spinal injury at different vertebral levels.’
- ‘The mechanism of most spinal cord injuries is spinal fracture or dislocation.’
- ‘Adequate anesthesia can be obtained with an epidural, spinal or pudendal block.’
- ‘On each side a series of spinal ganglia penetrate the intervertebral foramina.’
- ‘Those that have entered the water from a height may also have intra-abdominal, thoracic, and spinal injuries.’
- ‘He had particular interests in spinal and hip joint surgery and in hand surgery.’
- ‘The anesthesia care provider places a lumbar spinal drain to control intracranial pressure.’
- 1.1 Relating to or forming the central axis or backbone of something:‘the building of a new spinal road’
- ‘They tended to congregate along the spinal road that led north from Addis where they thought relief would get to them.’
- ‘In both you lie prone in the water and rotate the hips around the spinal or long axis while stroking with an alternating arm pattern.’
- ‘This would be impossible if each spinal segment were locked into a single axis of motion.’
Late 16th century: from late Latin spinalis, from Latin spina (see spine).
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